Oct 26, 2012; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) talks with forward Tim Duncan (21) during the first half against the Washington Wizards at the AT

Spurs Player Power Rankings: Week 2 Edition

[Editor's note: These rankings -- which are a composite of the Air Alamo staff -- reflect current production, unless you happen to be Tony Parker, and does not account for future/likely/unlikely progression. The player power rankings took a brief one week hiatus last week.]

Biggest risers: Matt Bonner (+4), Kawhi Leonard (+3), Boris Diaw (+3).

Biggest fallers: Stephen Jackson (-3), Manu Ginobili (-2), Nando De Colo (-2), Cory Joseph (-2).

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1. Tim Duncan. Duncan has notched a double-double in three of four games while sustaining the backline of the Spurs’ fifth-ranked defense. 2
2. Tony Parker. Though Parker is shooting poorly (41.5 percent), the 12-year veteran has averaged a career-high 9.6 assists per 36 minutes. 1
3. Kawhi Leonard. The havoc that Leonard creates — he’s averaging 3.2 steals per 36 minutes — has been invaluable thus far. Evidence: The Spurs allow 13.7 points per 100 possessions fewer with Leonard on the floor. 6
4. Danny Green. In a low usage role, Green has shot 52.9 percent on 17 3-pointers. 4
5. Manu Ginobili. Battling from back spasms, Ginobili — save for a couple of highlight reel caliber passes — hasn’t been quite himself. 3
6. Boris Diaw. In 38 games with San Antonio (including postseason), Diaw has shot 55.6 percent from the field, well above his career average of 49.2 percent. 9
7. Gary Neal. For those that don’t favor Neal in the rotation, check out his current numbers (limited sample size caveat): 9.5 points, two rebounds, two assists, 64 percent shooting and a 24.3 PER. 8
8. Stephen Jackson. Jackson is on pace for only 41 technicals this season. 5
9. DeJuan Blair. Blair has inched his way back into Popovich’s good graces following a 14 point, 11 rebound and four assist performance against Indiana. 7
10. Tiago Splitter. His minutes have been sporadic from the onset and the 27-year-old Brazillian was absent from Popovich’s rotation Monday until the Spurs held a comfortable 16-point lead with 5:51 remaining. 10
11. Matt Bonner. Bonner has been generally effective in limited minutes (13.3 per game). 15
12. Patty Mills. Still behind Neal on the point guard depth chart. 13
13. Nando De Colo. As much as Spurs fans are enticed by his deft passing, De Colo is unlikely to get much time aside from garbage time. 11
14. Cory Joseph. At this point, his role constitute of wearing nice suits and smiling. 12

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